Obituary Requests

We accept obituary requests for anyone whose obituary may have appeared in our local daily paper, the Pasadena Star News. We do request a death date and will search the microfilm within 10 days of the death date. Please allow at least three weeks for a request to be filled.

Submit a Request

Online: Ask Us!
Telephone: (626) 744-4066 and press 7 (within normal business hours)
Mail: 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91101

Obtaining a Death Date

  • Social Security Death Index
  • California Death Index – This database covers anyone that died in California between 1940 and 1997
  • Los Angeles Public Library also has from 1930-1939 on microfiche
  • – Searches the California Death Index from 1940-1997
  • If you are unable to find the death date via one of the above websites and the person died in Pasadena, you may wish to request a death certificate from:
    City of Pasadena
    Vital Statistics Office

    First Floor, Room 1136
    1845 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
    Pasadena, CA 91103
  • If the person died outside of Pasadena, but in the State of California, you may wish to request a death certificate from the county recorder in the county of death or contact:
    Office of Vital Records and Statistics
    304 S Street
    P.O. Box 730241
    Sacramento, CA 94244-0241
    (916) 445-2684